Fisheries Act, 1980

First appointment of chief officer of Central Board or regional board.

28.—(1) The person to be first appointed after the passing of this Act to be—

(a) the chief officer under the Central Board,

(b) the chief officer of a particular regional board,

(whether that officer is described as the Chief Officer or otherwise) shall, subject to subsection (2) of this section, be appointed to that office by the Minister.

(2) Subsections (4) and (5) of section 27 of this Act shall apply in relation to the exercise by the Minister of the power conferred on him by subsection (1) of this section as they apply in relation to the making by the Central Board or a regional board of appointments to offices or employments to which the said section 27 applies, and for the purpose of giving effect to the foregoing each of the references in the said subsections to the Central Board (or “the board”) shall be construed both as including a reference to the Minister and subject to such other modifications as are necessary.

(3) The sum received by the Commissioners under section 27 (5) of this Act, as applied by this section, shall be deemed for the purposes of section 12 (2) (b) of the Act of 1926 to be a fee paid to the Commissioners under that Act.